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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy


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Birth Name :

Melissa Ann McCarthy

Birth Date :

August 26, 1970

Birth Place :

Plainfield, Illinois, USA

Spouse :

Ben Falcone (actor, since 8-Oct-05)

Claim to fame :

As Sookie St. James in TV series "Gilmore Girls" (2000)


Kicking off her acting career by performing as a stand-up comedian at the famous clubs in New York, Melissa McCarthy moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s. There she made a number of TV appearances before achieving her big break as Sookie St. James on the comedy drama "Gilmore Girls". She remained on the show from 2000 to 2007 and then moved on to portray Dena on sitcom "Samantha Who?" until 2009.

McCarthy rose to prominence after being cast to play the role of Molly Flynn-Biggs on the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly". In addition to winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, she also earned several other award nominations for her work on the show. Despite her success, the Plainfield, Illinois native refused to slow down and kept adding more features into her resume. In the years that came, she landed job as host on "Saturday Night Live" for three consecutive years and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Melissa McCarthy Shows Off 'Girl Power' in 'Ghostbusters' Set Photo

August 26, 2015 06:14:55 GMT

wants to show the world that her upcoming movie "" has a great "girl power." The actress who portrays one of the Ghostbusters members posted a photo on Twitter which features herself, , Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon posing with the many "remarkable women" who work on the movie.

'Ghostbusters' Cast Visit Children's Hospital in Full Costumes

August 02, 2015 17:17:43 GMT

The cast of Paul Feig's untitled Ghostbusters reboot took a break from the filming to visit a children's hospital. , , Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones donned their full costumes to surprise young patients at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

First Look at Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon on Female Ghostbusters Set

June 19, 2015 01:14:03 GMT

The first set photos from untitled Ghostbusters reboot have arrived online. The photos, taken from the movie's filming in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, June 18, feature , and Kate McKinnon in full costume portraying their roles.

'Gilmore Girls' Creator Says She Had to 'Fight' to Cast Melissa McCarthy

June 07, 2015 19:28:54 GMT

nailed her role as the kooky Sookie St. James on "Gilmore Girls" but she almost didn't get the part. Speaking at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas over the weekend, series creator Amy-Sherman-Palladino said, "To get Melissa, I had to fight."

Melissa McCarthy Joined by Hunky Co-Stars Jude Law and Jason Statham at 'Spy' London Premiere

May 28, 2015 09:45:10 GMT

looked stunning as she showed off her newly slimmed-down body at "" London premiere on Wednesday, May 27. She donned a floor-length dress with snake-skin pattern. The actress was joined by fellow stars and on the red carpet in Leicester Square.

Melissa McCarthy Defends Plus-Size Women: 'People Don't Stop at Size 12'

May 27, 2015 07:18:20 GMT

stood up up for plus-size women in a recent interview with More magazine for its June issue. Addressing women's body size issues, the comedienne apparently wanted to put an end to body shaming against big-size women.

Melissa McCarthy Gets a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thanks Parents for 'Terrible Advice'

May 20, 2015 05:04:22 GMT

was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, May 19. In a speech at the event, the comedienne thanked her parents for their "terrible advice" to keep on pursuing her acting career.

'Ghostbusters' Reboot Reveals Release Date and Cast Members

January 28, 2015 01:58:24 GMT

The untitled Ghostbusters reboot is close to signing the cast members. According to a Tuesday, January 27 report from THR, has boarded the movie, while as well as "" stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in negotiations with Sony regarding the roles.

Melissa McCarthy Channels Inner James Bond in First 'Spy' Trailer

January 14, 2015 07:08:41 GMT

goes from one of the to a spy in her new movie. The comedienne channels her inner James Bond in the first trailer for "" which arrives in two versions, a green band and a red band one.

Melissa McCarthy to Launch a Fashion Line in Fall 2015

November 26, 2014 08:01:05 GMT

is set to launch her as-yet-unnamed fashion line in fall 2015. Melissa has teamed up with Gerard Guez's Sunrise Brands to create the fashion line which includes accessories and beauty products for women. She will be assisted by her creative director Judy Swartz, fit specialist Daniela Kurrle and product coordinator Alexandria Longo.

Melissa McCarthy to Play Lead Role in Tinker Bell Movie

November 20, 2014 08:15:08 GMT

is tapped to star in a new "" movie. The Oscar-nominated actress is attached to play the famous fairy originated from Peter Pan stories.

Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy Respond to 'Ghostbusters' Rumors

October 21, 2014 07:11:00 GMT

and addressed "" casting rumors. During a recent episode of "", the host jokingly said the three of them should do the female-centric reboot together. "It seems right," McCarthy replied.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy Respond to Bill Murray's Ghostbusters Endorsement

September 11, 2014 07:48:00 GMT

Two of the names promoted by to star in a female-centric "Ghostbuster" movie project have responded to his endorsement. They are "" star and "" actress .

Bill Murray Chooses Actresses for Female-Led 'Ghostbusters'

September 09, 2014 03:41:13 GMT

Not only gives a thumb-up for a female-led "" but he already has in mind on who should be in it. While promoting "" at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor suggested four actresses who could tackle the popular franchise's new installment.

Melissa McCarthy Attends Hand and Footprint Ceremony

July 03, 2014 03:22:32 GMT

's hands and footprints were immortalized at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 2. Wearing a blue dress, the "" star was joined by her co-star and husband Ben Falcone at the event which took place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Bill Murray Introduces Boy to Drinking, Stripper in 'St. Vincent' Trailer

July 02, 2014 02:17:29 GMT

stars in a new comedy "" which first trailer has just been released. Murray is St. Vincent de Van Nuys who is strapped in cash and sees an opportunity to earn money when a new neighbor moves in.

Melissa McCarthy Says Designers Refused to Make Oscar Dresses in Her Size

June 05, 2014 03:40:16 GMT

Although looks gorgeous in various events, she apparently had difficulties finding suitable outfits for the festivities. The "" star talks about the experience and other topics in an interview with RedBook, saying that some designers once refused her request to make dress with her size.

Susan Sarandon Joins Melissa McCarthy to 'Unrob' Burger Joint in New 'Tammy' Trailer

May 07, 2014 06:16:54 GMT

A second trailer for 's upcoming comedy "" has landed online, picking up where the first one left off. A female reporter is seen reporting a robbery from the crime scene at a burger joint. The culprit is described as a "5 ft 2 wide female" who was super bossy.

'SNL' Promo: Melissa McCarthy Avoids Mentioning Super Bowl, Punches Kenan Thompson

January 29, 2014 06:51:20 GMT

promotes her return to "" this weekend in a newly-debuted promo video. The actress makes a reference to Super Bowl which will air February 2, but can't say it because it doesn't air on NBC this year.

Melissa McCarthy Returns to 'Saturday Night Live' on Super Bowl Eve

January 11, 2014 04:50:27 GMT

is returning to "" once again. The "" star has been tapped to host an upcoming episode over Super Bowl weekend, various sources say. The NFL game itself is set to take place on Sunday, February 2.

Melissa McCarthy and More Honored at Elle's Women in Hollywood

October 23, 2013 06:01:12 GMT

On Monday, October 21, Elle magazine honored eight female celebrities at its 20th annual Women in Hollywood event for their achievements and impact on the film industry. Among those recognized was Elle's own November issue cover girl, the Emmy award-winner who broke into tears while giving her acceptance speech after being presented with her award by .

Elle Magazine Releases Statement Following Melissa McCarthy Cover Criticism

October 18, 2013 03:11:24 GMT

Elle magazine has responded to criticism over 's photo for the magazine's cover of November Women in Hollywood issue. After some critics took aim at the magazine for covering her up, a spokesperson defended the styling in a statement.

Melissa McCarthy to Be Female James Bond in 'Susan Cooper', Emma Watson Eyed for 'Secret Service'

July 26, 2013 09:03:33 GMT

Casting news surrounding two 20th Century Fox agent movies has hit the web. First off, The Wrap learns that Paul Feig wants to reunite with for the third time. After "" and "", McCarthy enters negotiation to star as a female spy in comedy "Susan Cooper", which will be directed and co-written by Feig.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Go 'Hot' in 'The Heat' Mondo Poster

June 25, 2013 03:03:43 GMT

Entertainment Weekly has unleashed a special Mondo poster of "", and 's upcoming buddy-cop comedy. Designed by artist Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge, the "hot" poster will be given away at 10 P.M. opening-night showtimes of the Paul Feig-directed movie on June 27 at Alamo Drafthouse theaters nationwide, while supplies last.

Rex Reed Won't Apologize for His Offensive Remarks to Melissa McCarthy

June 22, 2013 03:16:02 GMT

The New York Observer's movie critic Rex Reed, who made offensive remarks concerning 's full body, stands his ground and refuses to apologize. In an email to Us Weekly, Reed said, "I can only repeat what I have said before - that I do not have, nor have I ever had, anything personal against people who suffer from obesity."

Melissa McCarthy Reacts to Critic Who Called Her 'Hippo'

June 14, 2013 02:34:50 GMT

spoke out for the first time in regards to offensive comment about her plus-sized body launched by New York Observer's critic, Rex Reed. McCarthy, whose comedy movie with "" will hit U.S. theaters on June 28, told The New York Times in a recent interview that her first reaction to Reed's insulting comment was, "Really? Why would someone O.K. that?"

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's 'The Heat' to Get Early Screening to Support Boston

April 19, 2013 03:52:36 GMT

In the wake of Boston Marathon bombing attacks, director Paul Feig plans an advance screening for "", a new comedy starring and , to show their support for law enforcements in the city. Bullock said it's the least they could do after getting lots of helps from Boston cops when they were filming the movie there.

Melissa McCarthy Takes a Tumble on 'Saturday Night Live'

April 08, 2013 08:49:32 GMT

When she hosted "" for the second time on Saturday, April 6, decided to go with a pair of platform heels without practicing to walk in them first. The "" actress entered the stage in a pair of red towering heels and stumbled the entire way down the stairs. She grabbed a chair and held on it before she fell on the floor.

Justin Timberlake Promotes His 'SNL' Gig, Melissa McCarthy Will Return as Host

March 07, 2013 02:59:26 GMT

Hyping up his upcoming appearance on "", is featured in a promo video for the new episode. In one sketch, the "Suit & Tie" hitmaker gets upset and walks out after realizing that he forgets to bring his suit and tie. Poking fun at his double duty, he and his "twins" are seen tackling other jobs, including running the cameras and sound, as well as doing the makeup.

Jenny McCarthy Criticizes Rex Reed for Insulting Melissa McCarthy's Weight

February 13, 2013 08:58:39 GMT

slammed film critic Rex Reed for attacking 's weight when he wrote a review for Melissa's new film "" in New York Observer, Tuesday, February 5. "When you have talent, you have talent. People shouldn't personally attack anyone who's in front of the camera," Jenny said on Access Hollywood Live on February 12.

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